Pico, a leading Chinese VR company, revealed pricing and further details on their standalone VR headset. What do I mean by standalone? In this case, you no longer need the sensors required by the likes of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The Pico Neo provides 6DoF (6 degrees of freedom.)
What is 6DoF? 6DoF allows you to move in all directions with all the technology built right into the headset. 6DoF enables full VR immersion in a totally un-tethered, fully mobile package, almost rendering the sensors and cabling of first-generation devices almost antiquated.
The 6DoF calibration starts once the user powers on the headset, puts it on, and enters the Pico UI launcher. The 6DoF function will start to scan the surrounding area, and the controllers will be connected. The calibration will be completed after adjusting the position and posture to the correct direction.
I first tried the Pico Neo at E3 earlier this year and was impressed with their early prototype.
The Pico Neo features 2 x 3.5 Inch LCD displays - each with 1440x 1600 screen resolution, with a total resolution of 3K and a 90Hz refresh rate. The Neo is driven by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB High-Speed RAM and SD support to 128 GB, built in dual Speakers with AM3D 3D spatial rendering engine providing 3D sound mapping.
The headset is now available for pre-order for qualified business customers and developers for $749.00 at www.pico-neo.com